U.S. Open Day 7 recap: Venus, Serena win to set up quarterfinal matchup
NEW YORK – Catch up on the news and results from Day 7 on Sunday at the U.S. Open.
Venus Williams makes quick work of qualifier Anett Kontaveit: No. 23 Venus needed only 50 minutes to dismiss the Estonian qualifier on Ashe on Sunday, winning 6–2, 6–1 to advance to the quarterfinals. Venus awaits the winner of Serena and Madison Keys, playing in the last match of the day session on Ashe.
"I'm so proud of Serena, and I think she's proud of me," Venus said in her on-court interview after the match.
Serena Williams tops Madison Keys: The No. 1 seed now three wins away from making history at the U.S. Open. Serena beat fellow American Keys 6–3, 6–3 in just 68 minutes on Sunday, setting up a quarterfinal matchup against her sister, Venus. Serena leads Venus 15-11 all-time and 8-5 at Grand Slams.
"I would rather lose to Venus as opposed to anyone else. I, in general, don't like to lose," Serena said after the match. "Yeah, so hopefully we'll just go out and do the best that we can, and whatever happens hopefully have a good attitude about it."
No. 19 Tsonga defeated fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire in the fourth round on Sunday, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4. He has yet to drop a set or lose his serve through four rounds in New York and he'll attempt to make the semifinals at the U.S. Open for the first time in his career on Tuesday.
Feliciano Lopez moves into the quarterfinals: No. 18 Lopez defeated Fabio Fognini 6–3, 7–6 (5), 6–1 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals—his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2011. After upsetting Rafael Nadal on Friday night, Fognini couldn't find his form against Lopez, hitting 40 unforced errors and 28 winners. He'll face the winner of Sunday night's match between Novak Djokovic and Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday.
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